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    I have two hard drives in my system. One which now is used for image backups.
    Both are identical in size and brand.

    My current OS is XP 32 bit.
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    I would like to Install Windows 7, 64 bit, on my second hard drive and make my system a dual boot.

    Then, move everything over to the Windows 7 drive gradually and making sure everything works as it should.

    This way in case I have any problems I can still boot to my XP drive until I correct the prolem on my Windows 7 drive.

    Can anyone advise me on the best way to make a dual boot system to accomplish what I stated above.

    Thanks guys.

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    If everything goes right, it should be very easy. Start the install disc while in XP and go custom and follow through with where to install the OS. Since Windows 7 is the latest iteration of Windows it will be aware of the XP install and automatically add it to the boot menu.

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    Thanks, I seem to remember reading what you said but wasn't sure.

    I'll give it a try once I figure out which version of 7 to buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Banya Rola View Post
    Thanks, I seem to remember reading what you said but wasn't sure.

    I'll give it a try once I figure out which version of 7 to buy.
    Most likely Windows 7 Home Premium will work fine for you. See Windows 7: Compare Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate for more information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banya Rola View Post
    I have two hard drives in my system. One which now is used for image backups.
    Both are identical in size and brand.
    You will have to create a partition on one of the HDDs to install WIN7 onto. It can be on the HDD that XP is installed on, or on the "image backups" HDD.
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